Wedding Guidelines & Music Selections

 The Sacrament of Matrimony

Couples are asked to contact the parish office at least 6 months in advance of their proposed wedding date to begin the Marriage Preparation Process. All information concerning the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Paul is found in our Wedding Guidelines which may be downloaded HERE. Please read these guidelines in their entirety!

Selecting Your Wedding Music

After you have reserved your wedding date, please contact St. Paul Assistant Organist, Jonathan Casady to ensure your wedding date is on his calender – 417.459.8972 – casady.jonathan@gmail.com. If for special reason you would like our Parish Music Director John Bryan to play your wedding, you may contact him at 614-794-7303 or at jbryan@stpaulk-8.org.

The songs below are meant to be heard with the Wedding Music Selection Form which may be downloaded HERE. To hear a song, simply click on its title.

You are welcome to invite ANY St. Paul Cantor to serve your wedding. The songs below are performed by three Saint Paul Cantors. Our Cantors are familiar with all of the songs listed below. Therefore, you can engage any Cantor regardless of who is performing the recordings of the songs you have selected.

The Cantors performing with their contact information:
Kim Castiglione – 440.781.4446; castiglionek1@gmail.com
Erica Colopy – 614.370.2259; erica.m.colopy@gmail.com
Jeremy Snyder – 614.378.1820; jtslimited@gmail.com

Please note that the song files are excerpts only.

Selections for the ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHERS and the OFFERTORY SONG
Bridegroom And Bride (SLANE) as sung by Kim Castiglione
Come And Journey With Me (Haas) as sung by Erica Colopy
The Earth Is Full Of Beauty – Psalm 33 (Cotter) as sung by Jeremy Snyder
How Beautiful – (Paris) as sung by Kim Castiglione
The Lord Is Kind And Merciful – Psalm 103 (Cotter) as sung by Kim Castiglione
My Song Will Be For You Forever (Haas) as sung by Erica Colopy
The Servant Song (Gillard) as sung by Jeremy Snyder
We Will Serve The Lord (Haas) as sung by Kim Castiglione
When Love Is Found (O WALY WALY) as sung by Erica Colopy
Wherever You Go (Haas) as sung by Jeremy Snyder

*Some couples choose not to observe the optional Marian Devotion. If this should be the case, you may consider an Ave Maria sung for the Entrance of the Mothers or for the Offertory Song. You will find the Ave Maria song files below.

Selections for the BRIDAL PARTY PROCESSION and the BRIDE’S PROCESSION
Air from Water Music (Handel)
Andante Tranquillo from Sonata III (Mendelssohn)
Arioso from Cantata #156 (Bach)
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner)
Canon In D (Pachelbel)
Con Moto Maestoso from Sonata III (Mendelssohn)
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)

*Some couples have selected their Processional Songs from the Recessional Songs selections. This is acceptable.

Selections for the COMMUNION SONG
As the Bread Of Life Is Broken (THAXTED) 932 as sung by Kim Castiglione
All Who Hunger (Moore) 951 as sung by Erica Colopy
In The Breaking of the Bread (Guimont) 944 as sung by Jeremy Snyder
Life Giving Bread Saving Cup (Chepponis) 956 as sung by Kim Castiglione
One Bread One Body (Foley) 931 as sung by Erica Colopy
You Satisfy The Hungry Heart (Kreutz) 939 as sung by Jeremy Snyder

*If you choose, the assembly may join the Cantor in this song. Simply include the hymnal number of the song (found behind the song’s title) in your program.

Selections for the RECESSIONAL
Allegro Maestoso from Water Music (Handel)
Lobe Den Herren (Walther)
Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
Rondeau from Premiere Suite, 1st movt. (Mouret)
Trumpet Tune in C (Clarke – sometimes attributed to Purcell)
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)

*Some couples have selected their Recessional Song from the Processional Songs selections. This is acceptable.

Selections for the optional MARIAN DEVOTION
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) as sung by Kim Castiglione
Ave Maria (Schubert) as sung by Erica Colopy

*Omit this selection if you will not be observing the Marian Devotion.

Please note that although much of the music you hear at Sunday Mass is not among the songs above, you are welcome to request songs you have heard sung during Sunday Mass or songs found in our Hymnal or St. Paul Contemporary Music Supplement.

For answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about Wedding Music, click HERE.

Creating Your Wedding Program

How you list the Wedding Party, Family Names, and Ceremony Ministers is highly subjective. However, the Marriage Ceremony itself follows a rubric. The following Sample Wedding Programs should assist you in creating the Ceremony portion of your Wedding Program.

Wedding Ceremony Celebrated During Mass

Wedding Ceremony Celebrated Outside Mass

 

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